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Ring! Ring! (BBB April 2019)

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

summary: recipe for Ciambella Mandorlata (Italian Easter Bread); substitutions – of course there are substitutions; using commercial yeast; how not to plan ahead; attempts to replace the word “so”; information about Bread Baking Babes; …for better than never is late; Never to thrive, were too long a date. Bread Baking Babes (BBB): Ciambella Mandorlata When […] Continue reading »

Wordless(ish) Not-Wednesday: Ersatz Meringue

Monday, January 28th, 2019

T’s Shortbread Revisited

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

summary: revision of T’s shortbread; rice flour is the key; taking the lead from a recipe in “Beyond the Great Wall” by Naomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford; new fridge magnet; time for more magnetic poetry; We just finished the last of T’s Christmas shortbread. (Waahhh!! Does that mean Christmas is over? ) As always, it […] Continue reading »

Almost Wordless Not-Wednesday: Fruitcake

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

One of our friends loves this card – she imagines that she doesn’t like fruitcake. Poor her! She clearly hasn’t tried Mum’s fruitcake! Every year, my sister P sends us cake made from (mostly) Mum’s recipe. We keep the cake until the following Christmas, because aged cake always tastes better.

In the Heat of the Night (BBB August 2018)

Friday, August 17th, 2018

summary: recipe for Yeasted Blueberry Coffee Cake; brioche; hot weather baking; information about Bread Baking Babes; At ten minutes to three in the morning, the city of Wells lay inert, hot and stagnant. Most of its eleven thousand people tossed restlessly; the few who couldn’t sleep at all damned the fact that there was no […] Continue reading »

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